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Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity for people visiting state parks because so many are located alongside a lake or stream. Some parks have loaner programs that offer guests free fishing tackle to use and if you want to get out on the water, plus it’s easy to find a marina that offers boat rentals. Don't forget, Kentucky law requires anyone 16 or older to have a fishing license (Click here).

 

A special-use permit is required by state law for fishing tournaments held at Kentucky State Parks. To download a registration form click here. For more information on tournament fishing and to view the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' online Tournament Fishing Schedule site click here.

 

Click here to view the current Fishing Forecast and start planning your visit today! 

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The Army Corps of Engineers started construction of a dam in 1964 and Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969. With 1,331 acres of land along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
The 36-room fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s works and personal…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, which overlooks Dewey Lake, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available by late afternoon.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and 1 ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages has a king-sized bed, pull-out sofa, fireplace, living room, full kitchen,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Kenlake State Resort Park is a beautiful lakefront resort located on Kentucky Lake. Nature abounds in our park. Visitors may see deer, turkey and many small game animals as you…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
The nautical theme of the Village Inn Lodge lobby is reflected in a spacious, bow shaped design, polished metalwork and rich aquatic tones. Each of the 72 rooms at the Village Inn…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Have an adventure! Explore the lake in a pedal or motor boat rental from the marina. Surrounded by open woodland, the campground offers quiet seclusion with all of the modern…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain near Cumberland, Kentucky. Admire the beautiful views from one of…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Looking for state park lodging near Land Between the Lakes? If you want to spend a night or a weekend at Lake Barkley, cabins and campgrounds aren’t your only choices. World-class…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
The 63-room Lure Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland offers full amenities. Wireless internet access is now available in the lodge and in all cabins. The indoor pool…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines